Canada Announces Commitment to UN Disability Convention Protocol

Canada announces process to adopt additional provisions under UN Disability Convention Approval would strengthen enforcement of disability, inclusion rights December 1, 2016 NEW WESTMINSTER, BC–Today, the federal government announced the launch of a consultation process on Canada’s accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the …
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New Employment Integration Opportunities For People Experiencing a Disability Situation in Ontario

As a proud partner and new member of the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN), SPHERE (Support for People with a Handicap Exploring the Road to Employment) is delighted to open a new Ontario office that will facilitate access to its services in the province. Now, Marilyne Lapierre (photo above), a Project Officer based in Ottawa, …
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Wiltshire Award of Excellence Open for Nominations

The CASE – Wiltshire Award of Excellence in Supported Employment recognizes outstanding individuals, agencies, or businesses that have made significant contributions to the promotion of full citizenship and personal capacity for persons with disabilities through the facilitation of increased labour market participation and outcomes, within Canada. This award is presented annually at the Canadian Association …
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1st World Conference on Supported Employment

The 1st World Conference on Supported Employment in Belfast, Ireland 14-16 of June, 2017 Organized by the Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment View PDF

The CASE National Conference

The CASE National Conference is May 30-June 1, 2017 Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario Conference guest room rate: $169/night More details coming soon!

AB Budget News and Professional Development

Employment Inclusion matters to you and to the people you serve. The Alberta Budget announcement committed to maintaining previous levels of funding for human services. On April 25th the province also announced their commitment to maintaining current contract templates in order to meet the needs of agencies and maintain operational funding for the 2016 / …
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Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference

The Call for Presenters for the Cannexus17 National Career Development Conference is open! Why present? Presenting at Cannexus, Canada’s largest bilingual National Career Development Conference, provides you with an unmatched opportunity to exchange information and explore innovative approaches in the areas of career counselling and career development. You will gain recognition as an expert and …
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Request to Proclaim Disability Employment Awareness Month

CASE, in partnership with Canadian Business SenseAbility, the Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Link Up Employment Services has submitted letters to three federal Ministers requesting that Canada proclaim October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Please share and support this initiative. Your letters to your local MP and to the Honourable Ministers; Carla Qualtrough, …
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Employment First Statement

It is CASE’s view and experience that Employment First is essentially a ‘best practice in disability services’ statement with specific bearing on policy and services around Employment Inclusion. Employment First simply states that Employment in the general workforce should be a preferred outcome for publicly funded services for working aged citizens with disabilities. This statement …
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Minister Duguid announces Oct as NDEAM

Minister Duguid announced October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month on Monday From the Government of Canada Website Ontario is proud to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month during October. Ontario is an accessibility leader. The landmark Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act passed 10 years ago. Progress over the next decade will be …
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DEAM Proclamation

Be it known to all Canadians; Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) will be an annual awareness campaign which occurs each October throughout Canada. The purpose of Disability Employment Awareness Month is to recognize and celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities. DEAM will also recognize the leadership of inclusive Canadian employers, promote …
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Launch of The OPUS 2 Project

For Immediate Release Launch of The OPUS 2 Project aimed at building capacity and increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The OPUS 2 Project is commencing recruitment of individuals and employers to become part of the project with the goal to expand the opportunities of people with disabilities in the workforce. The OPUS 2 …
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